Thursday, June 02, 2005

Viking Music

Unless you live in Ely Minnesota you have near heard of WELY. A town not famous for much other than bass fishing and um. yeah that's probably it.

But Sunday mornings from 7am to 9am you can hear Aamuhetki Finnish-American music i.e. the nordic music program. At that early hour its difficult to inspire even the more aggressive swedes to rape, pillage and burn but it's certainly worth trying....

The station heard on 94.5 and 1450AM was purchased by the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe Indians. at some point in the future I promise to do a peice in the relitively small number of radio staitnos in the US owned by indian tribes.

FACT: For a period of about 2 years, it was owned by Charles Kuralt of CBS.

Ely is also the home of Dirty Dog manufacturing whose logo never ceases to amuse me.

If you care to visit Ely and do some pillaging I'd start planning your trip here: